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How to read NBA Las Vegas Odds

The point-spread was developed to provide a balance for both teams involved in a contest to attract bettors to potentially back the weaker team and receive points. The two squads in a game are listed with a title, either a favorite or an underdog. The favorite is usually the perceived better team in the game, as backing them means giving up several points.

The Utah Jazz travel to Philly Thursday to take on the Philadelphia 76ers in a battle of the two top conference seeds. It’s time to continue our NBA odds series and make a Jazz-Sixers prediction. Example: the NBA top team could be +170 to win the championship. This translates to a $100 wager paying out a $170 profit if that team wins. A lousy team might be +2000, making a $100 wager pay.

The favorite is always listed with a minus (-) sign before the point-spread while the underdog is labeled with a plus (+) label.

Ex. Favorite -10, Underdog +10

On the odds page, there is another number associated with the favorite and its listed as -10. This number is simply defined as “vig” or what many in the sports betting industry call vigorish. Another common term is called “juice” and it’s technically the price the bettor has to pay on a straight wager.

Ex. Bet $110 to win $100 (10% juice)
Ex. Bet $100 to win $91.91 (10% juice)

It's not uncommon to see other values posted other than -10. Examples seen on the NBA Vegas Odds pages could include -08, -12, -15 and -20. The -10 price is the most common value in the industry while many books offer reduced 'juice odds' and that would fall into the -08 category.

The lower-juice sportsbooks are normally found outside of the state of Nevada. If you are in a state where sports betting is legal, please check out our online sportsbook directory to find the best and most secure places to make NBA bets.

Another number that’s posted on the NBA Las Vegas is the total or ‘over/under’ for the specific matchup. If the favorite is designated as the home team, then the total will be listed above and vice versa if the visitors are favorites.

All of the above numbers are listed next to the teams, and before each matchup is a Rotation number. The NBA Las Vegas Odds are listed in order of rotation and those numbers are generated and produced by the sportsbooks. Above each matchup and rotation is the Time of the game, which is subject to change. All game times are Eastern Standard Time.

NBA Open Line

One of the best features on the NBA Vegas Odds is the Open Line. This numbers consists of the first betting line received from one of our Las Vegas or Global Sportsbooks. The opening line varies depending on the sportsbook but it provides a clear-cut rating that the oddsmakers use. If you’re betting on the NBA or any other sport, it’s a great idea to view the open line first.

VI Consensus NBA Line

The Consensus NBA Line is just as important as the Open Line and also a key resource on odds platform. The Consensus column could be called a “Median Line” since it shows the most consistent number provided by the sportsbooks on The consensus line will be the same as the open line but once the wagers start coming in, this number is often different than the openers.

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The Los Angeles Lakers return to the floor on Wednesday night as they look to avoid a four-game losing streak. But doing so will likely require one of their best games of the season as the Lakers host the NBA’s best team so far this season, the Utah Jazz. Los Angeles will be without superstar big man Anthony Davis and starting point guard Dennis Schröder. We will give you all of the information from BetMGM so you can make the smartest bets possible.

Tonight’s game tips off at 10 p.m. EST and will be televised nationally on ESPN.

The Lakers have lost their last three games, all at home, and now face the best team in the league. The Jazz have a habit of blowing teams out this season, and while the Lakers are the defending champs, they don’t look like that right now.

The lines, courtesy of BetMGM

Point spread: Jazz -8.5Moneyline: Lakers +300 / Jazz -375Over-under: 218.5Rockets Jazz Odds

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Advice and prediction

The Lakers are in a bad way right now. They’ve shown flashes of good play over the past week but they’ve been unable to sustain it. And the problems for the Lakers when LeBron James goes to the bench have gotten worse without Dennis Schröder or Anthony Davis in the lineup.

Meanwhile, the Jazz boast one of the best bench units in the league and this season’s Sixth Man of the Year front-runner, former Laker Jordan Clarkson. There is almost no drop-off when the Jazz bench comes in and they’ve gotten great play from Derrick Favors on the second unit to spell likely Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert.

The Jazz has been a machine this season, and the Lakers are currently undergoing serious maintenance. While tonight could be a night for James to go into his MVP bag against the league’s best team to help steal a win in a nationally televised game, the logical move here is to take the points.

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But this logical move comes with one gambler’s caveat: you may never see a LeBron James team getting 3-to-1 on the money line for the rest of the season. That is a strong attraction for those of you looking to maximize value on your bet. Even though the Jazz have been dominant and the Lakers look sluggish, LeBron creating open 3-pointers and the Lakers getting hot enough to beat Utah is not much of a stretch.

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Still, the most likely relief to the Lakers issues will come this week when Dennis Schröder clears the health and safety protocols. We recommend laying the 8.5 and taking Utah, who has been a wagon against the spread this season.

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Prediction: Jazz 125, Lakers 113

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